PRELUDE –

“My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” by Isaac Watts

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 95:6-7

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;

    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God,

    and we are the people of his pasture,

and the sheep of his hand.

SONG –

Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Obediah Chisholm and William Marion Runyan

CONFESSION OF SIN 

(please read aloud)

Almighty and most merciful Father, 

we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. 

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have offended against Your holy laws. 

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; 

and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; 

and there is no health in us. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. 

Spare those, O God, who confess their faults. 

Restore those who are penitent; 

according to Your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; 

to the glory of His holy name. 

Amen.

SONG – 

Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy” by Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner, and Joseph Hart

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 32:3-5 NIV

When I kept silent,

    my bones wasted away

    through my groaning all day long.

For day and night

    your hand was heavy on me;

my strength was sapped

    as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you

    and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess

    my transgressions to the Lord.”

And you forgave

    the guilt of my sin.

BAPTISM

SONG –

Jesus Strong and Kind” by Colin Buchanan, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren and Rich Thompson

PRAYER

(you may be seated for prayer)

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(children ages 0-5 may be dismissed for Kid’s Corner)

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 23

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

    He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

    your rod and your staff,

    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me

    in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil;

    my cup overflows.

SERMON – “Comfort By Still Waters”

SONG –

We Will Feast in the House of Zion” by Joshua Moore and Sandra McCracken

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Psalm 23” by Shane and Shane

CCLI License # 2308869

PRELUDE –

“You Hold It All Together” by All Sons and Daughters

CALL TO WORSHIP – (Psalm 98:7-9) (Arthur)

The Psalmist commands all creation in Psalm 98:7-9 saying

Let the sea resound, and everything in it,

    the world, and all who live in it.

Let the rivers clap their hands,

    let the mountains sing together for joy;

let them sing before the Lord,

    for he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness

    and the peoples with equity.

Let’s celebrate the King who comes in righteousness and justice!

(congregation stands)

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN

Although the Lord truly is a King of righteousness and justice, he is also a God of immense mercy and forgiveness. If you today are feeling the weight and guilt of shame, the Lord today is inviting you to find your refuge from judgment in him. As a church, let’s pray this prayer out loud, asking God to once again forgive us of our sin and restore sinners like us into right relationship with himself. Pray with me out loud. 

(Everyone Read Aloud)

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen.

(Moment of Silence)

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – (Luke 5:20)

To all who repent of their sins and seek refuge in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ on their behalf, the Lord himself declares, 

“Your sins are forgiven.”

Let’s continue to praise the Lord for his marvelous salvation.

SONG –

To The Cross I Cling” by Isaac Wimberley, Matt Boswell, and Michael Bleecker

PRAYER

(congregation sits)

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

(instruct the congregation to stand for the next song)

SONG – 

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by John Wyeth and Robert Robinson

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 16 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

(congregation stands)

A Miktam of David.

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

    I have no good apart from you.”

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,

    in whom is all my delight.

The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;

    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

    or take their names on my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;

    you hold my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

    indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

    in the night also my heart instructs me.

I have set the Lord always before me;

    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;

    my flesh also dwells secure.

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,

    or let your holy one see corruption.

You make known to me the path of life;

    in your presence there is fullness of joy;

    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

SERMON – “Praise and Preservation”

(congregation sits)

SONG –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

(congregation stands)

SONG –

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by Louisa M. R. Stead and William James Kirkpatrick

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE – 

“Omnipotent” by Beautiful Eulogy

PRELUDE –

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise” by Walter Chalmers Smith

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O gates!

    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,

    that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

    The Lord, strong and mighty,

    the Lord, mighty in battle!

Lift up your heads, O gates!

    And lift them up, O ancient doors,

    that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

    The Lord of hosts,

    he is the King of glory! 

SONG –

All Creatures of Our God and King” by Jonathan Baird, Ryan Baird, St. Francis of Assisi, and William Henry Draper

CONFESSION OF SIN – Mark 14:61-64

“Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’

And Jesus said, ‘I am,

and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, 

and coming with the clouds of heaven.’ 

And the high priest tore his garments and said, 

‘What further witnesses do we need? 

You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?’ 

And they all condemned him as deserving death.” 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Ephesians 2:4-8

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,

even when we were dead in our trespasses,

made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him 

and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 

so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace 

in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. 

And this is not your own doing; 

it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

BAPTISM

SONG –

You Are My King (Amazing Love)” by Billy J. Foote

PRAYER & CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(Please be seated for prayer. Children ages 0-5 may be dismissed for Kid’s Corner after the prayer.)

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Apostle’s Creed

(everyone read aloud)

We believe in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell*

and on the third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the holy catholic church,**

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.

* Meaning place of the dead

** Meaning universal

SONG – 

Sing to the King” by Billy Foote

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 47

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

Clap your hands, all peoples!

    Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared,

    a great king over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us,

    and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us,

    the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Selah

God has gone up with a shout,

    the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises!

    Sing praises to our King, sing praises!

For God is the King of all the earth;

    sing praises with a psalm!

God reigns over the nations;

    God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather

    as the people of the God of Abraham.

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

    he is highly exalted!

SERMON – “Shout To God!”

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Let Your Kingdom Come” by Bob Kauflin

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons and Daughters

CCLI License # 2308869

PRELUDE –

“Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 33:1-4

The Psalmist cries out to the people of God stating,

Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!

Praise befits the upright.

Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;

Make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Sing to him a new song;

Play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 

For the word of the LORD is upright,

And all his work is done in faithfulness. 

SONG –

All Praise to Him” by Bob Kauflin and Matt Merker

CONFESSION OF SIN

Gracious God, 

we confess that we have longed too much for the comforts of this world. 

We have loved the gifts more than the giver. 

In your mercy, help us to see 

that all the things we pine for are shadows, but you are substance; 

that they are quicksands, but you are mountain; 

that they are shifting, but you are anchor. 

We plead your forgiveness on the merits of Jesus Christ. 

Accept his worthiness for our unworthiness, his sinlessness for our transgressions, 

his fullness for our emptiness, his glory for our shame, 

his righteousness for our dead works, his death for our life. 

We pray in Jesus name. 

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Psalm 103:12-14

as far as the east is from the west,

    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,

    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

For he knows our frame;

    he remembers that we are dust.

SONG –

He Will Hold Me Fast” by Ada Ruth Habershon and Matthew Merker

PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

0-5 Years Old Dismissal

SONG – 

How Great Thou Art” by Stuart K. Hine

SCRIPTURE READING – James 4:13-17 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

SERMON – “What Tomorrow Will Bring”

SONG –

Be Magnified” by Lynn DeShazo

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise” by Walter Chalmers Smith

PRELUDE –

“Safe Retreat” by Kings Kaleidoscope

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Ephesians 5:18-20

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

SONG –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – James 4:4,7-10

Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? 

Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world 

makes himself an enemy of God…

Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 Be wretched and mourn and weep. 

Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:8-10

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, 

much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, 

much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

SONG –

Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” by Dawn Rogers and Eric Wyse

PRAYER 

(please be seated for prayer)

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG – 

What a Friend We Have in Jesus” by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 4:9-22

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

Do your best to come to me soon. For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus.Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.

 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

SERMON – “The People Around Paul”

SONG –

Make Us One” by Twila Paris

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

Oh How Good It Is” by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS & BABY DEDICATION

POSTLUDE –

“All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons and Daughters

CCLI License # 2308869

PRELUDE –

“Oh Lord, Your Beautiful” by Keith Green

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 134

Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,

    who stand by night in the house of the Lord!

Lift up your hands to the holy place

    and bless the Lord!

May the Lord bless you from Zion,

    he who made heaven and earth!

SONG –

Our Great God” by Fernando Ortega

CONFESSION OF SIN 

(Everyone Read Aloud)

Almighty and merciful God,

 we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. 

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done. 

O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare those who confess their faults. 

Restore those who are penitent, 

according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

And grant, O merciful God, for his sake,

 that we may live a holy, just, and humble life

to the glory of your holy name. 

Amen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Heidelberg Catechism Question 1

Q. Christian, what is your only comfort in life and death?

A. That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death,

to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. 

He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, 

and has set me free from all the power of the devil.

He also preserves me in such a way 

that without the will of my heavenly Father

not a hair can fall from my head; 

indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. 

Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life

and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton

PRAYER 

(please be seated for prayer)

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG – 

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 4:6-8

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

SERMON – “Finishing the Race”

SONG –

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“All My Hope” by David Crowder Band

CCLI License # 2308869

[this was shared during the service on 5/29/22]

This has been a heavy week full of sad news.

We grieve the horrific massacre of 19 school children and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas.

But then in the mix of all that we were reminded of the profoundly disorienting reality that not even churches have been safe places for children and others.

Our church cooperates with a network of almost 50,000 other Baptist churches in the US called the SBC in order to send missionaries overseas, plant new churches across North America, and provide theological education. Over the last several years news stories have come out about sexual abuse in hundreds of these churches, many times covered up by the local churches. Last year at the annual meeting of all these churches it was determined to have an open, 3rd party investigation into how the Executive Committee of the SBC dealt with this knowledge. The findings of that report were released this week and they showed a pattern of protecting power over people. I want to lead us in praying about these things right now.

Heavenly Father,

In a world full of evil we know that you alone are good. When no one else can protect us, we can run to you. When no other place is safe we can always turn to you.

We trust that you are just. You only do what is right, which includes punishing wrong, both in this life and the next. People cannot escape accountability for their atrocities, even if they die. You will make sure perfect justice is enacted for all culpable in mass shootings like the one last week in Uvalde and previously in Buffalo and all the others that seem to be happening all the time.

We find comfort in the fact that you “will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing” (Eccles. 12:14). “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known” (Lk. 12:2). We thank you for a glimpse of that this week as dark deeds have been exposed and brought into the light through the SBC Sex Abuse Task Force report.

Father, we also remember that you are merciful. We shudder to think of what our own judgment would be if it hadn’t already been meted out on Christ on the Cross. We pray for the perpetrators of abuse, that they would be stopped, prosecuted, and punished by the government authorities that you have set up. But we also pray that this would cause them to repent and turn to Christ before facing something infinitely worse.

We believe that you can work good out of evil. We’ve seen you do that through the horror of the Cross. So we pray for the churches of Uvalde this Sunday, that your Word would be preached, that people would be awakened to eternal realities and hear the eternal gospel and come to you for eternal life. We ask that as the SBC has its annual meeting in Anaheim in a couple weeks, the recommendations of the Task Force would be heeded so that restitution could be made, better systems could be put in place, and future abuse could be prevented.

Tender Father, please comfort those who are mourning right now. For the parents who lost kids, the grandparents, the siblings… have mercy. Cause them to turn ultimately to you in their pain and for their answers and not away from you to other things. For those who witnessed the carnage but were spared, bring supernatural healing to their trauma. And for all survivors including sex abuse victims who may be triggered right now, show them your pure love. Give them courage to tell their stories and bring healing.

We pray for our church, that you would deliver us from evil. Protect us for your name’s sake. Use us to be a representative of you and your character in this city and not a stumbling block. We pray that our gathering right now would not be an exercise in human religion simply furthering a human institution, but an arena of your divine, gracious activity. Speak to us in personal ways. Be honored and worshipped. May we experience a taste of heaven in our life together. And may you draw all people to yourself.

We pray for all other churches in our city that are open in your name this morning. We pray especially for Chicagoland Community Church and its witness in the North Halsted neighborhood. We pray for pastor Jon Pennington and the recent sudden loss of his father. Give him what he needs to minister to his family and keep leading his church through his sorrow. Bless our member, Jonah, as he is leading the music at that church this morning, that he would be a blessing to that congregation and aid them in lifting their hearts to you.

And we also plead for your blessing on our work among the unreached peoples of this world, living in spiritual darkness, headed to an eternity under your wrath. Help us get the gospel to them to. We intercede especially this morning for our missionaries in Japan – Dave and Rose. Keep their marriage and family relationships strong so they can lead their team with energy and focus. And we pray that you would establish the work of their hands by establishing healthy, multiplying churches on that island that is so historically closed to the gospel.

Lord, we offer all these prayers to you because we believe you hear and act in response, that you are moving in this world, accomplishing your wise and glorious plans even when it looks bleak. We pray in the name of the One who died and behold is alive for evermore – our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

PRELUDE –

“Great Are You Lord” by All Sons and Daughters

CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 15:3-4

“Great and amazing are your deeds,

O Lord God the Almighty!

Just and true are your ways, 

O king of the nations!

Who will not fear, O Lord,

And glorify your name?

For you alone are holy. 

All nations will come 

And worship you,

For your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Let’s stand in reverence and worship the Lord God Almighty!

SONG –

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

CONFESSION OF SIN – Isaiah 66:1-2

“Heaven is my throne,

And the earth is my footstool;

What is the house that you would build for me, 

And what is the place of my rest?

All these things my hand has made 

And so all these things came to be…

But this is the one to whom I will look:

He who is humble and contrite in spirit

And trembles at my word.”

SONG –

Not in Me” by David L. Ward and Eric Shumacher

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 Corinthians 6:11

“But you were washed, you were sanctified, 

you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ 

and by the Spirit of our God.”

SONG –

Now Why This Fear?” by Augustus Toplady and Doug Plank

PRAYER

CHILDRENS’ DISMISSAL

SONG – 

Be Thou My Vision” by Ascend the Hill

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Instruct the Congregation to Stand. End with “This is the Word of the Lord.” 

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

SERMON – “Preaching The Word”

SONG –

There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood” by William Cowper

LORD’S TABLE

OFFERING

SONG –

All Glory Be to Christ” by Dustin Kensrue

BENEDICTION

ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

Take My Life and Let It Be” by Frances Ridley Havergal and Henri Abraham Cesar Malan

PRELUDE –

“Messiah” by Beautiful Eulogy

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 100

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

    Serve the Lord with gladness!

    Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

    It is he who made us, and we are his;

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!

    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;

    his steadfast love endures forever,

    and his faithfulness to all generations.”

SONG –

10,000 Reasons” by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

CONFESSION OF SIN – Deuteronomy 32:46-47

“Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, 

that you may command them to your children, 

that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. 

For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, 

and by this word you shall live long in the land 

that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

SONG – 

O Great God” by Bob Kauflin

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – 1 John 1:5-7

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, 

that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, 

we lie and do not practice the truth. 

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, 

we have fellowship with one another, 

and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

SONG –

His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

PRAYER & CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

(please be seated for prayer)

SONG – 

Speak, O Lord” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – IBC Statement of Faith on The Scriptures

(please read aloud)

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired,

and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction;

that it has God for its author, salvation for its end,

and truth without any mixture of error for its matter;

that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us;

and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world,

the true center of Christian union,

and the supreme standard

by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:14-17

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

SERMON – “The Sacred Writings”

SONG –

Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton and Laura Taylor

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

How Firm a Foundation” by Unknown

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENTAL VOWS AND BLESSING

POSTLUDE –

“All My Hope” by David Crowder

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PRELUDE – 

“Grace Alone” by Dustin Kensrue

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP – Psalm 118:1-4

“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

For his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say, 

His steadfast love endures forever. 

Let the house of Aaron say,

His steadfast love endures forever.

Let those who fear the LORD say,

His steadfast love endures forever.”

SONG –

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson

CONFESSION OF SIN –

Holy Father, forgive us. Though you should guide us, we inform ourselves. Though you should rule us, we control ourselves. Though you should fulfill us, we console ourselves. For we think your truth too high, your will too hard, your power too remote, your love too free. But they are not! And without them, we are of all people most miserable. Heal our confused mind with your word, heal our divided will with your law, heal our troubled conscience with your love, heal our anxious hearts with your presence, all for the sake of your Son, who loved us and gave himself for us. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON – Romans 5:6-8

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

SONG –

Your Will Be Done” by Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson

PRAYER 

(please be seated for prayer)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

(please read aloud)

“Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done,

    on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our debts,

    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

    but deliver us from evil.”

CHILDREN’S DISMISSAL

SONG – 

It Is Well with My Soul” by Horatio Gates Spafford and Philip Paul Bliss

SCRIPTURE READING – 2 Timothy 3:10-13

(please stand for the reading of God’s Word and respond with, “Thanks be to God”)

“You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

SERMON – “Persecutions And Suffering”

SONG –

In Christ Alone” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

LORD’S TABLE

(if you are trusting in Christ for your salvation, which is ordinarily indicated by being a baptized member in good standing of a local church, you are invited to eat and drink with us in remembrance of him – even if you are a member of another gospel-preaching church; please take the bread and juice from the table during the song and wait to partake until directed)

OFFERING 

SONG –

O Church Arise” by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

BENEDICTION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

POSTLUDE –

“Thou You Slay Me” by Shane and Shane

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